Great Weekend!

October 14, 2013

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Greetings E-news Friends,

This past weekend marked another milestone in Eastside’s journey, our Be The Church Weekend was epic. I would like to thank everyone who prayed, planned, and participated in the weekend. We made a huge impact on the lives we encountered. Thank you. Thank you

This Sunday, October 20th we kick off our NEXT Sermon Series. The goal of this sermon series is for everyone at Eastside to respond to this prayer, “GOD, what do you want to do through me NEXT to accomplish your vision for Eastside?” I am asking you to be engaged in three ways during this sermon series:

a. Watch the NEXT video at www.eastsidenext.org if you have not already watched it.

b. Pray the NEXT Prayer like crazy every day – “GOD, what do you want to do through me NEXT to accomplish your vision for Eastside?”

c. Attend each Sunday.

It has been a while since I have told you how humbled I feel to be your pastor. You are a gutsy, generous, and passionate congregation that has extended more grace to me over the years than I deserve. Thank you for being responsive to God’s Word and God’s “whispers.” Thank you for keeping me off any kind of pedestal and for only ever calling me “Virgil.” Thank you for treating my family with respect and kindness. Thanks for caring for the poor both locally and globally. Thanks for your support of our efforts to MAKE DISCIPLES not only at Eastside but around the world. You are a pastor’s dream!

Blessings,

Virgil

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